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Re: [Qemu-ppc] [Qemu-devel] [PATCH] PPC: Fail configure when libfdt is n

From: Alexander Graf
Subject: Re: [Qemu-ppc] [Qemu-devel] [PATCH] PPC: Fail configure when libfdt is not available
Date: Tue, 18 Oct 2011 11:02:13 +0200

Am 18.10.2011 um 10:55 schrieb Andreas Färber <address@hidden>:

> Am 18.10.2011 02:18, schrieb Alexander Graf:
>> We have several targets in the PPC tree now that basically require libfdt
>> to function properly, namely the pseries and the e500 targets. This 
>> dependency
>> will rather increase than decrease in the future, so I want to make sure
>> that people building shiny new 1.0 actually have libfdt installed to get
>> rid of a few ifdefs in the code.
>> Warning: This patch will likely make configure fail for people who don't
>> select their own --target-list, but don't have libfdt development packages
>> installed. However, we really need this new dependency to move on.
>> Signed-off-by: Alexander Graf <address@hidden>
> openSUSE 12.1 has libfdt1-devel, but you should set up a submodule and
> working build rules for Darwin, Haiku, etc. `make` doesn't fully work so
> I used custom scripts to build the right parts and to manually "install"
> the resulting binary and headers.

I don't fully understand. It's a build dependency, so whoever maintains libfdt 
/ is interested in running ppc targets on those OSs needs to fix libfdt to 
build there.

It's really the same as a dependency on glib or sdl or ... :). It's just less 
well known (and less active as a project).



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